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CURRENT PERSPECTIVES ON HISTORY AND HISTORICAL SOURCES IBADI

June 2014
Cambridge – United Kingdom

MONDAY, JUNE 16

08:30 REGISTRATION
09:00–09:30 OPENING
Stuart Laing — Master of Corpus Christi CollegeMartin Millett — Head of the School of Arts and HumanitiesGarth Fowden — Sultan Qaboos Professor of Abrahamic Faiths and Shared ValuesAbdulrahman Al Salimi — Ministry of Awqaf, Muscat
INTRODUCTION
09:30 van Ess, Josef: « Documents of Early Islamic Thought. The Ibadiyya in Context »
10:00–10:30 Coffee Break

 

SESSION 1

The Early Period (1st Century of the Hijra)

Chair: Heinz Gaube

10:30 Madelung, Wilferd: « Abdallah b. Abbas and the Muhakkima in Basra »
11:00 Gaiser, Adam: « In Them Are Good Models: Ibadi Depictions of the Muhakkima »
11:30 al-Saiyid, Ridwan: « How Did Early Historians See the Tahkim »
12:00 Sabai, Naser: « Musnad Rabia b. Habib as a Historical Source »
12:30 Discussion
13:00–14:00 Lunch

 

SESSION 2

The Early Period (1st–2nd Century of the Hijra)

Chair: Ersilia Francesca

14:00 ech-Cheikh, Muhammad: « The Theology of History in Ibadi Thought »
14:30 Mezhoudi, Messaoud: « The Formation of the Ibadi Community in North Africa »
15:00 Ilisch, Lutz: « Early Ibadi Coins »
15:30 Discussion
16:00–16:30 Coffee Break

 

SESSION 3

The Formation of the Ibadi Community (2nd Century of the Hijra)

Chair: Adam Gaiser

16:30 Staples, Eric: « The Maritime Dimensions of the Ibadi State During the Ninth Century »
17:00 Ziaka, Angeliki: « Early Ibadi Theological Works as Historical Sources »
17:30 Wilkinson, John: « Hamalat al-Ilm »
18:00 Discussion
19:30 Dinner at Madingley Hall

TUESDAY, JUNE 17

SESSION 4

Ibadi Historical Sources: New Assessments (1)

Chair: Ridwan al-Saiyid

08:30 Higgins, Annie: « Early Shurat/Khawarij Poets »
09:00 Muranyi, Miklos: « The Mudawwana of Abu Ghanim al-Khurasani »
09:30 Ould-Braham, Ouahmi: « The case of Wisyani’s Kitab al-Siyar and its various copies »
10:00 Love, Paul: « Ibadi Prosopographical Literature: al-Wisyani, Networks, and the New Philology »
10:30 Discussion
11:00–11:30 Coffee Break

 

SESSION 5

Ibadi Historical Sources: New Assessments (2)

Chair: Werner Schwartz

11:30 Di Tolla, Anna Maria: « The Berbers in Ibadi History »
12:00 Brugnatelli, Vermondo: « The Original Format of Abu Ghanim’s Mudawwana: Philological Evidence from a Berber Commentary »
12:30 Al Salimi, Abdulrahman: « The Omani Biographical Dictionaries »
13:00 Discussion
13:30–14:30 Lunch

 

SESSION 6

Ibadi Historical Sources: New Assessments (3)

Chair: Valeria Piacentini

14:30 Gombeyaz, Kadir: « Sources and Characteristics of the Heresiological Classification by al-Qalhati in His al-Kashf wa l-bayan »
15:00 Kondo, Yohei: « The Deposition of the Imam al-Salt b. Malik and the Imamate Tradition of Oman »
15:30 Fromherz, Allen J.: « The Role of Ibadism in World History »
16:00 Discussion
16:30-17:00 Coffee Break

 

SESSION 7

Ibadi Historical Sources: New Assessments (4)

Chair: Anna Maria Di Tolla

17:00 Bahaz, Ibrahim: « al-Darjini’s Tabaqat »
17:30 Jabiri, Farhad: « al-Barradi’s Kitab al-Jawahir al-muntaqa »
18:00 Hassen, Mohamed: « Siyar al-Shamakhi. A Historiographical Approach »
18:30 Discussion
20:00 Dinner in the Dining Hall of Corpus Christi College

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18

SESSION 8

Ibadi Historical Sources: New Assessments (5)

Chair: Allen Fromherz

08:30 Abu Dawoud, Sami Saqer: « al-Awtabi and His Book Muwaddih al-ansab »
09:00 Nicolini, Beatrice: « Power and Tolerance Within Ibadis of Oman and Zanzibar During the Nineteenth Century: A Few Reflections »
09:30 Hoffman, Valerie: « Nasir b. Abi Nabhan and Sunni Literature »
10:00 Ghazal, Amal: « Zanzibar and East Africa Through Local Eyes: al-Mughayri’s Juhaynat al-akhbar and Other Accounts »
10:30 Discussion
11:00–11:30 Coffee Break

 

SESSION 9

Ibadi Historical Sources: New Assessments (6)

Chair: Barbara Michalak-Pikulska

11:30 Coppola, Anna Rita: « Nur ad-Din al-Salimi »
12:00 Limbert, Mandana: « Muhammad al-Salimi »
12:30 Rabi, Uzi: « The Ibadi Manifestations in Contemporary Oman »
13:00 Discussion
13:30–14:30 Lunch

 

SESSION 10

Other Sources and the Contribution of Western Scholarship to the Reconstruction of Ibadi History (1)

Chair: Dietrich Olms

14:30 Emam, Mohammad Kamal: « Juridical Texts as Historical Sources »
15:00 Al Hajri, Helal Saeed: « The Land of Security’: Western Perceptions of Religious Tolerance in Oman »
15:30 Dridi, Moez: « Others’ Life: Views on the Ibadi Community Through the Francophone Orientalists’ Writings »
16:00 Discussion
16:30-17:00 Coffee Break

 

SESSION 11

Other Sources and the Contribution of Western Scholarship to the Reconstruction of Ibadi History (2)

Chair: Michael Jansen

17:00 Piacentini, Valeria: « The Italian Perspective »
17:30 Schreiner, Stefan: « The German Perspective »
18:00 Clegg, William: « The Western Contribution to the Reconstruction of Ibadi History: The British Perspective »
18:30 Eickelman, Dale: « The American Perspective »
19:00 Discussion
20:00 Dinner in the “Old Kitchen” of Trinity College